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Ask the Expert – Title 24 and Tile Fastening

Sometimes Ask the Expert questions are simple installation details; others are much more technical in nature. Changing requirements and energy codes can create challenges. Here’s an example and the response from TRI President and Technical Director, Rick Olson: Question – I have a contractor who is trying to meet Title 24 requirements on a new project.

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Ask the Expert – Repairing a Tile Roof

A recent “Ask the Expert” questions and response by TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson, addressing a question about repairing a tile roof. Question – We are repairing our roof and I had two estimators. One said that he has to put cement on every tile. The other said no cement on tile because in cold

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Ask the Expert – Tile Loading & Installation

A recent “Ask the Expert” response by TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson addressing concerns about tile loaded, but not installed. Question – “We have a buyer concerned about the time which the tile roof is loaded but not yet distributed. Is there a guideline? We don’t install the tile until the stucco and fascia paint is

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Ask the Expert – How to use the High Wind Tables

The high wind tables in the TRI Concrete & Clay Roof Tile Installation Guide can be intimidating at first glance. A recent “Ask the Expert” response by TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson describes how to use the tables to determine fastening requirements. Question – “Oklahoma is considering going to a 115mph wind zone in November of this year.

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